After reading the newspapers and following the sharp oscillations of the stock market, it becomes apparent that hi-tech companies are of a different breed. Never before have the chances of making a fortune been so realistic and never before have large companies been so fragile. What is really going on inside these hi-tech companies? What types of pressures and challenges are they facing? And how do they cope? Computer software providers, especially the ones that specialise in handling the data needs of organizations, are prime examples of these volatile companies. In the nineties we witnessed their growth from small businesses into multi-billion dollar giants. No wonder investors were attracted. In 1998 it was easy for such companies to raise as much money as they wanted. But now, investment funds have dried up. Why? And more importantly, is there a way to reverse the trend? This book gives the answers.
The Respective Roles of Single and Multiple Influences on Individual Development
Author: Theodore D. Wachs
Pubpsher: Amer Psychological Assn
This book uses a body of evidence to demonstrate that the variability of an individual's behavior is best understood as the result of influences from multiple domains operating over time. These domains of influence are evolution, genetics, neurology, biomedicine, nutrition, individual characteristics of the child such as temperament and intelligence, proximal environmental influences, parental beliefs and the home and school environment, and distal environmental influences such as the local and national culture. The author describes the operating processes that all of these have in common and explains how these processes meet the criteria for a fully fledged system. The book concludes with the practical implications of this approach, including the need to improve research design and create more effective assessment and intervention for children whose health development is at risk.
Against the traditional view, Alvin Goldman argues that logic, probability theory, and linguistic analysis cannot by themselves delineate principles of rationality or justified belief. The mind's operations must be taken into account.
Accountability, the idea that people, governments, and business should be held publicly accountable, is a central preoccupation of our time. Criminal justice, already a system for achieving public accountability for illegal and antisocial activities, is no exception to this preoccupation, and accountability for criminal justice therefore takes on a special significance. Seventeen original essays, most commissioned for this volume, have been collected to summarize and assess what has been happening in the area of accountability for criminal justice in English-speaking democracies with common-law traditions during the last fifteen years. Looking at the issue from a variety of disciplines, the authors' intent is to explore accountability with respect to all phases of the criminal justice system, from policing to parole.